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Facebook F8 2017: everything announced

Here is all that was announced at the Facebook F8 2017 developer conference: starting with Facebook Spaces, the virtual reality application

Here is everything announced at the developer conference Facebook F8 2017

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lF8 2017, the annual Facebook event where developers and companies come together to explore the future of technology. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and millions of people saw the keynote via Facebook Live.

Mark Zuckerberg opened the conference by talking about how technology can help build stronger communities – from the local context to the global one. Over the past decade, Facebook has been committed to connecting friends and families. Now, on this foundation, our next goal will be to give people the power to build real communities.

Technology provides communities with new ways of connecting, and one of the most interesting areas on this front is augmented reality. Mark, in fact, talked about how the camera is the first augmented reality platform and announced the Camera Effects Platform.

Facebook F8 2017Speakers included Mike Schroepfer Chief Technology Officer, Platformer Deb Liu VP, Rachel Franklin Head of VR Social, Partner Partnership Ime Archibong and David Marcus – VP of Messaging Products,

To learn more about the announcements made during the F8 2017 speech, here is the complete video and the main news.

Camera Effects Platform

Facebook offers a suite of creative tools open to give the community of artists and developers the power to create a full range of effects for the new Facebook Camera, from simple frames to interactive effects and masks, using the latest augmented reality tools. The Camera Effects Platform includes two products: Frames Studio and AR Studio. Frames Studio an online creative editor, now available globally, which allows you to design frames that can be used both in profile photos and in the new Facebook Camera. AR Studio, now available for beta applications, can be used to create masks, script effects, animated frames and other augmented technologies that react to movement, the environment or interactions during live broadcasts.

To find out how the Effects work, just look at two features that Facebook is launching for Facebook Live: This or That is GIPHY Live. Both functions are made by AR Studio and are built to respond in real time to what is happening in the Live video.

Facebook Spaces

Facebook Spaces a new virtual reality application where you can spend time with friends in an interactive and fun virtual environment, as if everyone were in the same room. Facebook Spaces was launched in beta yesterday for Oculus Rift.

With Facebook Spaces you can view Facebook content with friends via virtual reality, including 360 videos and photos that can transport you to new places. You can even draw in the air with a virtual marker to create anything. Facebook Spaces also allows you to call a friend easily thanks to Messenger video calls, so you can bring even more people to your virtual reality space. it is enough for friends to answer the call on their mobile phone to immediately see your virtual world. And, of course, there is also a selfie stick. You can use it to take pictures of your experience and share with friends on Facebook the memories created within the virtual reality.

Developer Circles

Facebook at F8 2017 announced a new program for developers around the world to connect, learn and collaborate with other local developers. Developer Circles a program dedicated to the community, free for anyone who wants to join and is open to all developers. Each Developer Circle led by members of the local community who are leaders for the group, organizing offline events and managing a local online Facebook community. The Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders.

Places Graph

At F8 2017 Facebook has launched Places Graph, offering free access to data on over 140 million locations worldwide. These places include restaurants, parks, small and large local shops, and the data contains the names of places, addresses, photos, consumer ratings made on Facebook and much more. Apps can use this data to create location-based experiences that help people learn more about where they are, so they can make decisions about where to go and what to do after collecting the information they need.


Another novelty presented on Facebook F8 2017 is a new API for identity management. For those who have an application and a Messenger bot, Facebook has made it easier to connect with a single person thanks to the use of both. The new API allows you to map a Facebook Login ID and a Messenger ID, so you can serve customers smoothly through both experiences.

Facebook Analytics

Facebook Analytics – previously known as Facebook Analytics for Applications – an effective and free product for accessing rich demographic data and for monitoring customer behavior through different channels. At F8 2017, Facebook announced new features designed to help understand and optimize the customer journey through the channels used to interact with customers, such as an application or a website.

The new tool Automated Insights it uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to take valuable information directly. With this new feature, you will see insights such as changes to purchases for a new version of the application, or changes in engagement compared to people from different cities.


Since the Messenger platform debuted a year ago, it has become an essential channel for companies, developers and consumers. The ecosystem has more than 1.2 billion people, 100,000 developers and 100,000 active bots per month, and there are up to 2 billion messages sent between people and businesses on Messenger every month.

Some of the new features and advanced tools announced on FacebookF8 2017:

  • A new Discover tab that allows people to find Messenger bots they are looking for intuitively, directly from the Messenger home screen. Furthermore, we have enabled new discoveries to be made thanks to the new parametric codes of Messenger. This gives people the ability to scan Messenger codes through the Camera to connect to their favorite brands.
  • The Chat Extensions, which allow more people to chat simultaneously with the same business. People can now add a bot directly into a group thread and share the conversation and the experience.
  • The Artificial Intelligence Messenger, M, now offers the possibility of ordering food through For example, if you are chatting with friends about what to eat for dinner, M will suggest an order. The entire experience can be completed in Messenger, from group order to payment.
  • New games on Messenger, including game bots and more.
  • Smart Replies, which helps the Pages to answer the most frequently asked questions small businesses receive, such as working hours, store information and contact information.
  • Hand-over Protocol, a new way for companies to work with multiple developers for different experiences on Messenger.